Springer Theses

Search for New Heavy Charged Bosons and Measurement of High-Mass Drell-Yan Production in Proton—Proton Collisions

Authors: Zinser, Markus

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Presents a two-pronged approach towards further extending our knowledge: searching for signatures of new physics and performing precision measurements
  • Serves as an excellent point of reference for future PhD students working on collider based particle physics
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This book presents two analyses, the first of which involves the search for a new heavy charged gauge boson, a so-called W' boson. This new gauge boson is predicted by some theories extending the Standard Model gauge group to solve some of its conceptual problems. Decays of the W' boson in final states with a lepton (ℓ± = e± , µ±) and the corresponding (anti-)neutrino are considered. Data collected by the ATLAS experiment in 2015 at a center of mass energy of s =13 TeV is used for the analysis.   

In turn, the second analysis presents a measurement of the double-differential cross section of the process pp->Z/gamma^* + X -> l^+l^- + X, including a gamma gamma induced contribution, at a center of mass energy of sqrt{s} = 8 TeV. The measurement is performed in an invariant mass region of 116 GeV to 1500 GeV as a function of invariant mass and absolute rapidity of the l^+l^-- pair, and as a function of invariant mass and pseudorapidity separation of the l^+l^-- pair. The data analyzed was recorded by the ATLAS experiment in 2012 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3/fb. It is expected that the measured cross sections are sensitive to the PDFs at very high values of the Bjorken-x scaling variable, and to the photon structure of the proton.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Search for New Heavy Charged Bosons and Measurement of High-Mass Drell-Yan Production in Proton—Proton Collisions
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00650-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00650-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00649-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13137-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 391
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
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